Monday, June 19, 2006

Water and life: seeking the solution -- Nature

Thought this was an interesting snippet. Wonder whether a continuous range of bond angles in water were tried about a mean of 104.5 deg. Might be useful to try with protein geometry.
Water and life: seeking the solution.
Ball P.
Is there any fundamental reason to be fixated on water as the universal elixir of life? Philip Ball investigates.
Where there's water, there's life. That, at least, is what our experience on Earth has taught us, and when it comes to searching for life on other worlds, NASA seems determined to follow the water. But is it right to see water as the sole medium for extraterrestrial life?

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